October 7th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
New data published in the recent issue of the journal Environmental Sciences Europe finds that U.S. farmers are using significantly more applications of toxic pesticides than in 1996 when pesticide intensive genetically modified crops were first widely introduced, reports Reuters.
Read More:GMOs Put Pesticide Use On the Rise, New Study Finds
March 15th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Promising new research coming out of France shows that a dramatic reduction in pesticide use can be achieved without a negative impact on crop yields, according to the Pesticide Action Network of North America.
Read More:French Study Reveals Cutting Pesticide Use in Half Won’t Affect Crop Yields
January 4th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation released data showing an extra 15 million pounds—nearly a ten percent increase—of pesticides were used in 2010 after four years of steady declines.
Read More:Pesticide Use Rises in California